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What Is The Purpose of Education?

It was a very interesting day to hear Susan Lambert speak. It was the day teachers throughout British Columbia were voting on whether or not to ratify a new collective agreement, one which fell short of expectations and which merely represented the achievable at this moment in time. While it was a difficult deal for… Continue Reading

When Is One Reopening Clause Better Than Another?

Today will be a historic day in BC public education.  Members of the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) will be voting on whether or not to ratify the tentative agreement their union hammered out with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) earlier this week. As of about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, the BCTF had shared summary information… Continue Reading

The Trouble With Our Schools Is Not ESL

In his English 104 lecture today at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Dr. Paul Matthew St. Pierre argued that our posts, tweets, texts, online articles, and other written forms of expression in the digital sphere are published works. By publishing via these new media forms, we become authors and contributors to digital culture. I, for one,… Continue Reading